Welcome to Hometown Taxi

Where do you want to go?

Local and long-distance taxi rides from Decorah, Iowa.

563-382-3155

Taxi Fares

Payment accepted by cash, check, and credit card in the car and over the phone.

Local Rides

  • Decorah One way, in town $5
  • Decorah to Wal-Mart, Freeport, or Decorah Airport One way $6

Decorah residents age 60+ can receive $1.50 off per cash ride if they sign up at the Community Action Transit Office, located inside the southern entrance to the Smith Building on Montgomery Street in Decorah.

Frequent Rider Punch Cards

  • 10 Rides One way, in town $40
  • 20 Rides One way, in town $80
  • 30 Rides One way, in town $120
  • 10 Rides, Ages 60+ One way, in town $30
  • 20 Rides, Ages 60+ One way, in town $60
  • 30 Rides, Ages 60+ One way, in town $90

Long Distance Rides

  • Long Distance Rides Regular hours $1.50 / mile
  • After Hours $1.50 / mile + $25
  • Waiting time Additional charges may apply during inclement weather $25 / hr

Generally, charges are accrued while rider is in the car. Additional passengers are no extra cost. Call 563-382-3155 for exact charges for rides that don’t start or end in Decorah.

Reservations for out of town rides should be made at least 1 day in advance.

Fixed-rate Long Distance Rides

  • Decorah to LaCrosse, WI Regular hours $90
  • Decorah to Rochester, MN Regular hours $110
  • Decorah to MPLS / St. Paul Regular hours $220

After hours and waiting time charges not included in fixed-rate fares. If you need further details about charges, please call the cab during regular hours at 563-382-3155.

Hours of Operation

We're open Monday – Saturday with regular hours and 24/7 by reservation.

  • Monday 6:30am – 6pm
  • Tuesday 6:30am – 6pm
  • Wednesday 6:30am – 6pm
  • Thursday 6:30am – 8pm
  • Friday 6:30am – 6pm
  • Saturday 7:30am – 8pm
  • Sunday No regular hours
  • After Hours 24/7 by reservation

After hours rides must be scheduled at least 1 day in advance.

Meet Our Owner-Drivers

Ask our riders — Hometown Taxi drivers have a reputation for courtesy, friendliness, & helpfulness!

  • Jon Rotto

    Jon Rotto

    September 1987 – present
  • Daniel Rotto

    Daniel Rotto

    September 1987 – present
  • Scot Idstrom

    Scot Idstrom

    January 1994 – present
  • Eric Paulson

    Eric Paulson

    November 2000 – present
  • Ketel Paulsen

    Ketel Paulsen

    August 2001 – present
  • Craig Witt

    Craig Witt

    September 2007 – present
  • Heidi Olstad

    Heidi Olstad

    2016 – present
  • Eric

    Eric "Lincoln" VanVliet

    2017 – present

Founding Owners

  • Steve McCargar: September 1987 – September 1994
  • Jon Rotto: September 1987 – present
  • Daniel Rotto: September 1987 – present
  • John Condon: October 1987 – February 1988

Past Owners

  • Birgitta Meade: March 1988 – January 1994
  • Terri Mozzone Burgman: November 1988 – May 1989
  • Bill Musser: June 1989 – December 1991, June – August 2000, June 2003 – May 2006
  • Kay Rusk: September 1990 – November 1995
  • John Klosterboer: September 1990 – October 2000
  • Scott Hervey: September 1990 – February 1992, January 1994 – February 1994
  • Beth Hougen: March 1994 – July 1998
  • Greg Huang-Dale: August 1998 – May 2003
  • Barrett Kepfield: April 2006 – August 2006

About Hometown Taxi

The Friendliest Cab Service in the Midwest!

Founded in 1987, Hometown Taxi has become one of Decorah’s most popular services.

Our worker-owned partnership was officially formed in September 1987, and the cabs hit the road on the first Monday in October 1987. The first two vehicles were 1979 Honda CVCCs.

Seventeen total partners have worked with the company through the years since 1987.

As fully accredited Medicaid transportation providers, Hometown Taxi drivers are compliant with Iowa state drug testing, criminal history background checks, defensive driving first aid, and passenger assistance training. All together, current drivers have well over 100 years of taxi driving experience.